Elizabeth H. Douglass
b. circa 1815, d. 21 April 1887
- Father: William Howard Douglass b. 10 October 1782, d. 24 July 1834
- Mother: Sarah Genette Edwards b. 4 October 1788, d. 5 May 1865
- Elizabeth H. Douglass was born circa 1815 in Tennessee.
- A bond for the marriage of Elizabeth H. Douglass and James L. Mitchell was secured on 9 May 1842 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with John L. Bugg, bondsman.
- She married James L. Mitchell, son of John Mitchell and Loveny Edwards, circa May 1842, first cousins; their mothers were sisters.
- Also, James' sister Delia married a grandson of Elizabeth's paternal grandfather's brother Ezekiel.
- James L. Mitchell and Elizabeth H. Douglass appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Vernon, Autauga County, Alabama. Other members of the household included William Douglass Mitchell, Cornelia Josephine Mitchell, Laura Mitchell, Charles J. Mitchell and Sarah Douglass Mitchell.
- James L. Mitchell and Elizabeth H. Douglass appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Sterling, Robertson County, Texas. Other members of the household included Singleton J. Mitchell, William Edwards Douglass and Hiram J. Glass. Daughter Sarah is missing from the household, perhaps away at school. Also, granddaughter "Nannie" Mitchell is absent from the household.
- James L. Mitchell and Elizabeth H. Douglass appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Galatin PO, Sumner County, Tennessee, enumerated next to Elizabeth's brother Cullen.. Other members of the household included Robert Boyers Douglass, Ann Hall Mitchell and William Edwards Douglass.
- Elizabeth H. Douglass became a widow at the circa 1878 death of her husband James L. Mitchell.
- Elizabeth H. Douglass appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Travis County, Texas. Other members of the household included Howard Douglas Terrell.
- She was a farmer, according to the 1880 census.
- Elizabeth H. Douglass died on 21 April 1887 in Travis County, Texas.
- She was interred the family burying ground adjoining her residence just north of Austin.
- The following appeared on 22 April 1887 in the Austin Daily Statesman: Mrs. E. H. Mitchell died yesterday morning at her residence just north of Austin, and her remains will be buried this morning at 11 o'clock in the family burial ground adjoining the residence. She was a woman of splendid mind and rare attainments, and possessed great force of character. In the management of her estate after the death of her husband, a few years ago, she displayed unusual executive ability, and was successful in all her investments. She was a great reader, and subscribed to most of the leading political and literary journals of the time. She was especially fond of political matters, and kept herself thoroughly posted on all live questions. She had a large circle of admirers and friends in Texas who will greatly miss her.
- Last Edited: 25 Jan 2014